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National border guard force receives Ho Chi Minh Order

Update: March, 03/2014 - 08:39
The Viet Nam Border Guard High Command was awarded the Ho Chi Minh Order at a ceremony yesterday marking the force's 55th founding anniversary.— VNA/VNS Photo Trong Duc
HA NOI (VNS) — The Viet Nam Border Guard High Command was awarded the Ho Chi Minh Order at a ceremony yesterday marking the force's 55th founding anniversary.

This is the third time the force has been honoured with the Ho Chi Minh Order, the country's second highest award.

Upon presenting the noble decoration to the force, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung hailed the force's great achievements.

Border guards in northern Lai Chau Province help local residents grow rice at Vang Ma Chai Commune in the province's Phong Tho District. President Truong Tan Sang sent a congratulation letter to the force's officers nationwide to mark the force's 55th founding anniversary. — VNA/VNS Photo Quy Trung

He highlighted accomplishments in protecting national sovereignty and security in border areas, sea and islands, as well as the force's role in socio-economic development in border areas.

The top legislator asked the force to continue doing its best to strengthen its capacity in national defence, while continuing to maintain peaceful and friendly borderlines with neighbouring countries in line with the Party and State's external relations policy.

On the occasion, President Truong Tan Sang also sent a congratulation letter to the border guard force's officers and soldiers and people in border localities throughout the country. — VNS

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